Dawson PPD warns customers of scam alert

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(September 9, 2015) Lexington, Neb.Dawson Public Power District is warning its customers of a scam alert. Reports of suspicious phone calls demanding payment or risk having power disconnected were received by Dawson PPD early this morning. Customers in the Cozad, Lexington and Kearney areas are more likely to be targeted at this time.

Dawson PPD customers are encouraged to contact the utility if they receive a phone call requesting payment. Call Dawson PPD’s office at 800-752-8305 or 308-324-2386 as the number the “representative” provides is most likely routed to the scammers themselves.

“Dawson PPD encourages its customers to protect themselves from fraudulent activities,” said Connie Hird, Supervisor, Consumer Accounts and Records. “If you suspect the phone call is a scam, please call us at 800-752-8305 to verify the disconnect notice and contact your local authorities.”

The District notifies customers of delinquent bills three times prior to disconnecting a service: a friendly reminder on the utility bill, a formal disconnect notice in the mail and finally an automated phone call.

Customers may securely pay their bill through an automated phone system, online via DawsonPower.com, the SmartHub mobile app or our offices in Lexington, Kearney and North Platte.

Dawson Public Power District is a Nebraska rural electric utility system that serves south central Nebraska along the Platte River Valley. Organized in 1937, Dawson PPD provides service to more than 23,000 electric meters and maintains over 5,800 miles of power lines. The district’s 5,000 square miles territory includes all of the rural areas in Dawson and Buffalo Counties, approximately two-thirds of Gosper County, a third of Lincoln County and parts of Custer, Sherman and Frontier Counties. Dawson PPD also serves several villages including Hershey, Maxwell, Brady, Farnam, Eustis, Elwood, Eddyville, Smithfield, Overton, Sumner, Miller, Riverdale, Amherst, Odessa and Pleasanton. To learn more, visit www.DawsonPower.com.

 

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